Here’s Your Sign

Isn’t it funny how life gives us a sign right when we need it most?

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This morning after yoga, I noticed it was absolutely gorgeous outside. Sunny without a cloud in the sky with a crisp temperature of 62 degrees. I took advantage and leashed up Niko for a walk around the neighborhood. It was perfect weather for walking with just a very slight breeze. Perfect!

However, instead of being in the moment and enjoying this awesome life, I found my mind drifting to the rest of my day, what I needed to get done, and even my schedule for tomorrow morning and afternoon.

I also happened to have my headphones in, listening to Jason Mraz’s album on my iPod. Jason is one of my very favorite artists, ever since my honeymoon. In September 2008, when we were honeymooning in Hawaii, his song I’m Yours was beginning to get popular, and it played everywhere in Maui and Kauai’i. Ever since, that song (and IZ’s Somewhere Over the Rainbow) brings me right back to the lush, beautiful islands every. time. I hear it. In love

But I digress. This isn’t about that song, it’s about another song.

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His son, Live in the Moment rang through my ears as I was doing anything but – and since slowing down and living in the moment is something I’m trying to do more often, (I really hate being type A. I know some people pride themselves on it, but I‘m actively trying to be a little more type…B?) the lyrics of the song affected me so much…In fact, after listening to the song, I put my phone in my pocket and just enjoyed the peaceful walk completely.

I will not waste my days
Making up all kinds of ways
To worry about all the things
That will not happen to me

So I just let go of what I know I don’t know
And I know I only do this by
Living in the moment
Living my life
Easy and breezy
With peace in my mind
I got peace in my heart
Got peace in my soul
Wherever I’m going, I’m already home
I’m living in the moment

Now if we all can practice the words in this song a little more, I think the world could be a more peaceful place Smile

And since I still had a couple hours before work, instead of getting some cleaning done, like was on my to-do list, I took about 30 minutes to just read in the sunshine:

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While drinking a green mocha frappuccino protein shake Winking smile And completely off the subject, does anyone know why my spell check is telling me frappuccino is supposed to be capitalized?)

Work’s been pretty calm today. Everyone seems to be in a great mood because of the weather – myself included!

I had lunch while taking a little reading break.

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Leftover pizza and some broccoli and cauliflower with ranch.

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I brought four slices of pizza, but only ended up eating three of them. And a side of Kindle.

Also, I haven’t talked about books lately, but I’m almost finished with the second book of 50 Shades…50 Shades Darker I think? It’s pretty good. I don’t love it. I liked the first book just because of the shock value, but it’s becoming more and more like Edward and Bella in Twilight, and, well…been there done that. I’m planning on reading the 3rd book of the series anyway, but I’m already looking forward to what I’ll read next. (Which will be either The Stand or The Lucky One…two completely different genres, yes, I realize Winking smile)

Have a happy Thursday, loves!

Are you good at living in the moment? Or do you need reminders from time to time?

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Comments

  1. Not at all! I need that reminder a lot! I am working on living in the moment and worrying less :)

  2. I am the same way, it is so hard for me to stay in the moment. Thanks for this wonderful reminder!

  3. I definitely need that reminder to live in the moment, I spend far too much time worrying about my future or things I did in the past. Thank you for this lovely post!

  4. Haha, I think it’s telling you to capitalize Frappucino because it’s a Starbucks-specific product. :) It’s hilarious that it even recognizes it, though! I’m horrible at staying in the moment, though I’m also working on it!

  5. I’m not good at it all. But ever since doing the Happiness Project Surveys I’ve noticed how beneficial it is to try.
    And in yoga last night, they read a piece about how living in the moment is a refuge from all the misery that comes with letting our minds wander. I’d never thought of it that way. I always thought that thinking ahead was the best thing to do to help me be prepared for the worst, but it certainly does make me happy and when I can quiet my mind and not think about those things, it does feel like a refuge.
    I’ll have to listen to that song. I haven’t heard it yet.

    • I’ve had that book on my Kindle for months now. I need to just read it. I had no idea about the surveys for it.

  6. I’m awful at living in the moment! I went to a yoga class this week where the instructor talked about that and how you can’t live in the past or the future.

    Side note-I finished the 50 Shades series this weekend. I LOVED the first one, second was good, third was meh.

    • I had a feeling that the third one was going to be the worst. Oh well…time to bust out my skim-reading skillz :-P

  7. I think I live in the moment a lot of the time, but I’m also really good at stressing out about what I need to do the rest of the time. I’m a weird combination of type a and type b though.

  8. I’m horrible at living in the moment… I’m always thinking ahead, worrying about what I have to do TOMORROW rather then just focusing on, and enjoying TODAY. That song is a great reminder to slooooww down! :)

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